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Will The Royal Baby Be Circumcised?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents

We've already learned some key facts about the royal baby: his name, his title, his parents' preferred brand of swaddle... But among the things tha...

If Your Son Is Not Circumcised... Beware the Well-Baby Check

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Pediatricians forcibly retract foreskins for intact (uncircumcised) boys during well-baby checks throughout the U.S. every day because the health care provider doesn't know any better.

"Oy-Vey." In Circumcision Debate, Mayoral Candidates Hit Below the Belt

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

It is still early in the campaign for New York City mayor, primary is not scheduled until in September 10, 2013, but the candidates are already pandering to ethnic and religious blocs as they maneuver to scoop up as many votes as possible.

Vinny Moves From Jersey Shore To Talk Show Host (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to f...

Naming A Baby In Contemporary Jewish Life

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Naming a child in any religious tradition is a momentous occasion. In recent decades, in the Jewish tradition, one can combine traditional Jewish ceremonies and contemporary Jewish customs in a personal, familial and communal way which perpetuate the values and ideals which we cherish.

'Dramatic' Circumcision Study May Explain Procedure's Big Health Benefit

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience Circumcision changes the bacteria ecosystem of t...

Second Jewish Infant Contracts Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion

Another Jewish newborn — the second in three months — has contracted neonatal herpes due to a controversial oral suctioning technique employed dur...

Judge Won't Block New York City Circumcision Law

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

* Preliminary injunction request denied * Rule angered some people in Orthodox Jewish community * "Direct oral suction" ...

Circumcised NYC Men Seek To Restore Their Foreskins

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.20.2012 | New York

After twenty-seven years on this planet, I learned last week that I am not only a victim of mutilation, but also an amputee; I just hadn’t known it....

Anti-Circumcision Activists Confront Pediatricians

Religion News Service | John Pope | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Pediatricians gathered here for the American Academy of Pediatrics convention were greeted by protesters urging the medical group to...

Celebrating Circumcision

William M. O'Barr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
William M. O'Barr

Circumcision is an ancient practice whose origins date back thousands of years. Genital surgeries on both males and females are routine in many indige...

Germany Outlines New Law Allowing Circumcision

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - Germany's Justice Ministry has outlined a planned new law that will allow the circumcision of infant boys and end months of legal uncertai...

Law Targets Controversial 'Direct Oral Suction' Circumcisions

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

* New rule angers some in Orthodox Jewish community * "Direct oral suction" linked to herpes risk By Jonathan Allen ...

The C Word

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

There are no lists of "Uncircumcised World Leaders" like there are "World Leaders who are Left-Handed." It's simply not talked about. But I think it should be.

Is Infant Circumcision a Violation of Human Rights?

William M. O'Barr | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
William M. O'Barr

In the hubbub surrounding the American Academy of Pediatrics' endorsement of circumcision this week, a single question remains unanswered: Does infant circumcision violate basic human rights?

The 13 Wildest Sex Conspiracies

HP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have scoured the Internet to discover the most important sex conspiracies. By Jessica Ferri Go ahead and Goo...

Why I Circumcised My Sons

Jordana Horn | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion
Jordana Horn

By having a bris for each of my sons, I was implicitly and explicitly telling each boy something that I will continue to convey each day of their lives: You are Jews.

Catherine Pearson

Major Pediatric Group Releases New Circumcision Guidelines | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

For the first time in more than a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its policy on male circumcision showing more support for the ...

Catherine Pearson

Study: Drop In Circumcisions Could Cost Billions | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Much of the debate over routine infant circumcision has centered on the ethics of the procedure, in which a male's foreskin is removed. But a new ...

To Cut, or Not to Cut

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Alexander Goerlach

Male circumcision pits two fundamental rights against each other: bodily integrity, and freedom of religion. But don't look to the legislature for a solution: it will have to come from within Jewish and Muslim communities.

Angela Merkel Weighs In On German Circumcision Debate

Reuters | Stephen Brown | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman promised Germany's Jewish and Muslim communities on Friday they would be free to carry out circumcisi...

Europe's New Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

By ruling that religious Jews performing their most ancient sacred ritual are abusing the rights of the child, a German court has just invented a new form of Blood Libel perfectly designed for the 21st century.

Is The Ruling In Germany Anti-Circumcision?

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Jewish and Muslim communities have expressed outrage about a ruling emanating from a German court that apparently limits the freedom of those wishing to practice a ritual circumcision. But before we condemn, more information is necessary.

The V Word and the Legislature

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Politicians and clerics here and abroad spend so much of their time trying to regulate what women can do with their bodies and what assorted body parts can properly be called in polite company that it's nice when the penis gets some attention.

Responding To Religious Outcry, German Court Attempts To Clarify Circumcision Ruling

Reuters | By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - A widely criticised German court verdict on religious circumcision this week aims only to delay the act, not ban it, and ...